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Definition:

The shape of a distribution is characterized by its number of peaks and by its possession of symmetry, its possibility to skew, or its uniformity.

Summary:

The shape of a statistical distribution can be:

SYMMETRICAL

  • A distribution that is not skewed.
  • It is also known as the “Normal Distribution”.
  • It is perfectly symmetrical.
  •  The mean, media, and mode are having the same value and located at the peak and center of the distribution. 

NEGATIVE SKEW

  • The long tail of the curve falls on the negative side of the curve.
  • It is also known as the “Skewed to the left distribution”.
  •  The mean of the distribution is located at the left side of the peak.

POSITIVE SKEW

  • The long tail of the curve falls on the positive side of the curve.
  • It is also known as the “Skewed to the right distribution”.
  •  The mean of the distribution is located at the right side of the peak.

A distribution can also be shaped depending on its flatness and/or uniformity.

Flat – All scores are having equal frequency. Another type of symmetric distribution.
Bimodal – A distribution with two modal scores.
Multimodal – A distribution with more than two modal scores.

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